‘Mil­i­tary’ tourism on the cards

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News staff re­porter THE BAR­RACKS of the Castil­li­tos mil­i­tary fortress at Cabo Tiñoso in Carta­gena mu­nic­i­pal­ity will be con­verted into a tourism com­plex.

A spokesman for the re­gional gov­ern­ment ex­plained that the project en­vis­ages sev­eral ru­ral apart­ments, a small restau­rant, a li­brary, meet­ing room and a re­cep­tion. The ac­com­mo­da­tion will be ori­en­tated at vis­i­tors in­ter­ested in out­door sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and eco­tourism.

The de­fences at the spec­tac­u­lar cliff-top sight on a cape to the south of Carta­gena city was used by the navy’s ar­tillery unit Part to watch over the bay lead­ing into the im­por­tant naval har­bour.

The large guns at the site still re­main in situ but the base was aban­doned many years ago. It is nick­named ‘castil­li­tos’ be­cause the de­fences were con­structed as a tiny cas­tle (castillo). The fortress stands on the edge of the cape and the area has a pe­cu­liar mi­cro­cli­mate – warm in the win­ter and cool in the sum­mer. A to­tal of €362,000 will be in­vested in the works, with 63% com­ing from the Eu­ro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Fund and 37% from the re­gional gov­ern­ment.

of the Castil­li­tos com­plex

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